Leatherheads
Leatherheads (2008)

Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 16, 2008
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52%
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User Score
38%



Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a good premise and strong cast, this pro football romcom is half screwball and half fumble.

David Fear
Time Out

The movie gets lots of things right, yet it fumbles key facets so badly that you simply can't christen it the gridiron version of 'His Girl Friday'.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Maybe the film loses a little steam as it rolls along, but it is still puffing and tooting as Clooney and Zellweger ride off into the sunset.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Leatherheads is too light-hearted to rise above its limitations, and its inability to decide on a tone doesn't help any, but it's too well crafted and thought out to be actually bad.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Leatherheads is a romp with some great chemistry between the leads and enough laughs and surprises to keep you entertained.

Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

There's a jaunty score by Randy Newman, and Clooney, as always, has charm to burn, but here, he's off his game.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Clooney stages screwball repartee like a ping-pong match shot through molasses

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Tragically, Leatherheads is just OK, though the film may well find an audience among those eager for a little diversion, what with the nostalgia factor and the George Clooney factor.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

[Has] a breezy, affable spirit, and its very casualness is something that's extremely rare in mainstream movies these days.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Leatherheads tries to be a screwball comedy, but it's more The Eleven Stooges.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
What starts out as a sports comedy about the early days of the formation of a professional football league in the US soon turns into a romance slash screwball… More
Phil Hubbs
A lovely and amusing film which really looks the business but is unfortunatley rather dull haha. As said the look of the film is truly brilliant, the costumes… More
Alex roy
I was pleasantly surprised by Leatherheads. Directed by George Clooney, this is a well made romantic comedy that I found enjoyable and fun. With some… More
Anthony Lawrie
I actually rather enjoyed this film. It?s been given really bad reviews, which I can't help but feel is a little unfair. The direction is great, the acting… More
Daniel Perry
Three stars might be a little high, but I had heard such bad things about this movie that to end up liking it bumps up its rating. It's another old-timey… More
Tim Sigur
It's really too bad that this film falls on it's face as hard as it does. Clooney and, yes, even Krasinski are charming as shit and do what they can… More

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